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Professors Lajoie, Mitchell honoured at McGill's Bravo gala

At McGill’s annual Bravo gala last week the winners of major provincial, national and international prizes, together with their families, friends and colleagues, gathered to celebrate excellence in research and scholarship. The University's Bravo gala, now in its eleventh year, celebrates the cream of the researcher crop.

Published on : 07 Apr 2016

Charline Labonté (BEd 2012, MA 2015) "happy to be back at worlds," writes National Post

Charline Labonté (B.Ed. (Phys. Ed.) 2012, MA (Sport Psych.) 2015) told Steve Ewen of Postmedia News that she "missed playing for Canada," and that she is happy to be at the worlds competition, in a recent article published by National Post.

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Published on : 01 Apr 2016

Janine Metallic, DISE PhD candidate, featured in Gazette article about Mi'kmaq language

DISE PhD student Janine Metallic spoke at length to The Gazette's Christopher Curtis this week for his article "Indigenous languages go under the microscope", published March 25, 2016.

Published on : 30 Mar 2016

New edition of Dialogues, newsletter of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology

The spring edition of Dialogues, newsletter of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, has been published and may be viewed online here (.pdf). 

Published on : 24 Mar 2016

DISE's Rachel Zellars pens "The need for mentorship as a woman of colour" for CBC's Real Talk on Race series

Rachel Zellars, PhD candidate in our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, wrote a recent article for the CBC's ongoing Real Talk on Race series, published earlier this week.

Published on : 24 Mar 2016

Dr. Choudry's "Learning Activism" reviewed by mRb

Montreal Review of Books' Patricia Boushel takes an in-depth look at Dr. Aziz Choudry's recent publication, Learning Activism: The Intellectual Life of Contemporary Social Movements, in an article published this week.

Published on : 21 Mar 2016

Artist-in-Residence Maria Ezcurra interviewed by DHC/ART

The Faculty of Education's Artist-in-Residence Maria Ezcurra was the subject of a recent video interview on behalf of DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art. Maria Ezcurra leads the "Red Roots/Green Lands" workshop at DHC/ART's Imagine Brazil exhibition, which continues until March 13, 2016.

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Published on : 01 Mar 2016

Is sexting illegal? Radio-Canada speaks to Define the Line's Professor Shaheen Shariff

In a recent article for Radio-Canada, Laurence Niosi spoke to Dr. Shaheen Shariff of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), an expert on the legal ramifications of sexting and cyberbullying. Twenty states in the USA have adopted specific measures regarding "sexting," the practice of sending and receiving sexually explicit text messages primarily between mobile phones.

Published on : 29 Feb 2016

DISE PhD candidate Rachel Zellars featured in Gazette article on Black activism in Montreal

Rachel Zellars, a PhD student with our Department of Integrated Studies in Education who made headlines last year when she challenged Quebec’s Toponymy Commission to rethink the use of the word “Nigger” and “Nègre”, acknowledges that Quebec is a challenging environment in which to organize anti-racism movements:

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Published on : 29 Feb 2016

DISE's Dr. Philip Howard interviewed by CTV regarding blackface incidents

Dr. Philip Howard, Assistant Professor in our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), spoke to Chief Anchor of CTV Montreal News Mutsumi Takahashi this week regarding blackface incidents in Quebec. [view video on CTVNews.ca] According to Dr. Howard, "There is a relationship between racial humour and actual relations of race on the ground."  He further comments "The more that we think we are over race is the more that we are willing to bring up these issues of racial humour."

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Published on : 18 Feb 2016

Professors Choudry, Rassier awarded Canada Research Chairs

Professors Aziz Choudry and Dilson Rassier of the Faculty of Education have been awarded Canada Research Chairs (CRC), announced the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, at the University of British Columbia this week. CRCs are granted to "outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields." The program was created to help Canadian universities retain world-class researchers.

Published on : 18 Feb 2016

Ron Sharp (1925-2016) was McGill Education alumni and supporter, championship coach

SHARP, Ronald David (B.Sc.(Physical Education) 1951, M.Ed. (Educational Administration) 1971) "In his 91st year, Ron Sharp (1925-2016) passed away after a short illness in Ottawa. Born in Ottawa, May 1, 1925, Ron achieved much in his life as an athlete, teacher, coach, mentor, husband and father. 

Published on : 15 Feb 2016

Launch of new option: teaching Greek language and culture

McGill University launches a Teaching Greek Language and Culture Option within the Bachelor of Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (B.Ed. TESL) Elementary & Secondary

Published on : 12 Feb 2016

Dr. Naomi Nichols co-edits "Exploring Effective Systems Responses to Homelessness"

Professor Naomi Nichols, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), is co-editor of a recent publication, Exploring Effective Systems Responses to Homelessness, published by The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (Homeless Hub). The collection represents the nation’s first book on systems-level solutions to homelessness.  

Published on : 09 Feb 2016